In celebration of milestone anniversaries and a growing presence across Rhode Island, RWU and RWU Law will host a full WaterFire lighting on September 28.

Upcoming Events

Commencement

Commencement

Reception in Memory of Professor Robert B. Kent '01H
APR
29
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
RWU School of Law | Bristol, Rhode Island
Providence Law Alumni Networking Reception
APR
30
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
GPub, 61 Orange Street, Providence, RI
Accepted Students Day
MAY
11
9:45 am - 1:30 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
School of Law Commencement
MAY
15
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Pro Bono Collaborative Cocktail Reception
MAY
28
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
One Citizens Plaza Rotunda, Providence, RI

Trending@RWULaw

04/21/2015
By Andrew Horwitz
I joined the faculty at Roger Williams University School of Law just over 20 years ago because I saw that the school was dedicated to a very special mission.  The law school’s founders...


Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

Archives

Newsroom

RWU Law Lighting at WaterFire Providence

In celebration of milestone anniversaries and a growing presence across Rhode Island, RWU and RWU Law will host a full WaterFire lighting on September 28.

WaterFire ProvidenceBristol, R.I., May 3, 2013 – In a year of milestone anniversary celebrations and an ever-expanding focus on serving individuals and communities across the State of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University and the Roger Williams University School of Law have signed on to sponsor a full lighting of WaterFire Providence on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 28.

WaterFire Providence – artist Barnaby Evans’s unique flame-inspired cultural installation, which has attracted more than 10 million visitors since its 1994 debut – announced the University’s season sponsorship and unveiled its full summer events schedule in an appearance on WPRI’sThe Rhode Show” this morning.

The RWU-themed lighting on the evening of Sept. 28 allows the University to usher in the 2013-14 academic year by highlighting an array of significant occasions, including the law school’s 20th anniversary, 40 years of expertise in marine biology and the statewide celebration of the Rhode Island Colonial Charter’s 350th anniversary.

At the same time, Roger Williams will use the event to showcase the signature academic programs and community initiatives that serve Ocean Staters from Bristol to Providence to Woonsocket – from teaching adult learners at the School of Continuing Studies to offering independent legal analysis and expertise through the School of Law.

“Much in the way that WaterFire has played an indelible role in transforming the City of Providence into the cultural destination it is today, all of us at Roger Williams University and our School of Law aim to impact the lives of Rhode Islanders across the state,” says RWU President Donald J. Farish, “from our Community Partnerships Center and our Pro Bono Collaborative to our Oyster Gardening initiative and the analysis and expertise our School of Law offers in the legal community. We are thrilled to partner with WaterFire and share the RWU story with all of this season’s attendees.”

Farish has appointed a task force to take the lead on planning for the University’s participation in WaterFire. In the coming months, a wide variety of opportunities will be announced for students, faculty, staff, alumni and others from the RWU and RWU Law communities to become involved.